The nights are drawing in, leaves are falling, it's a bit more grey and drizzly than usual - autumn is definitely well underway.
This week I noticed that the elderflower in my local park is in full bloom, so I packed my bag with some scissors and a tote bag today ready to make elderflower cordial! The Elder is a hedgerow tree native to the UK, and there are many myths surrounding the plant. Guarded by the Elder Mother who lived in it’s trunk, who protected people and was host to fairies! It was also used as a medicinal plant, and nowadays, used for it’s tasty flowers and berries which are made non-toxic through cooking. When foraging, you can clearly tell it’s an Elder tree by looking at it’s leaves and flower heads.…